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Holt CAT Signs on to U.S. Army PaYS to Hire Veterans

Holt CAT helps to ensure vets get a fair shake in the job market.

Fri November 29, 2013 - West Edition
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Holt CAT, the Caterpillar dealer of south, central, north and east Texas has partnered with the U.S. Army Partnership for Youth Success (PaYS) Program to provide priority interview consideration to soldiers who have completed one term of enlistment.

Through the PaYS Program, Holt CAT will have access to a talent pool with valuable skills, leadership qualities and discipline through U.S. Army training.

“What veterans bring to the table is what every American company needs: strong values and a core work ethic. At Holt, our values-based leadership culture leads to successful careers for our employees, and that is something we take pride in,” said Peter John Holt, general service manager of the machine division.

Approximately 17 percent of Holt’s employee base is former military and the company is a strong supporter of veterans in the workforce.

“PaYS is proud to be partnering with Holt CAT to provide employment and training opportunities for our veterans,” said LTC Rob Patton, commander of Dallas Army Recruiting Battalion. “Holt CAT’s commitment to the military is a prime example of what it means to care for our heroes when they leave service. That’s what we look for in our valued partners.”

Through the PaYS Program, Holt can load job opportunities onto the PaYS job board database, review resumes of soldiers who show interest in the positions, and guarantee them interview opportunities.

“This unique public-private partnership will help Holt fill more positions with individuals who bring expertise, training and strong values to the organization,” said Bruce McIntyre, Holt recruiter and retired Navy Petty Officer. “Holt’s culture appeals to veterans because of the leadership model we implement into our business operations.”

To commemorate the signed Memorandum of Agreement, Ron Craft, Holt’s vice president of the machine division, met with PaYS representatives LTC Rob Patton, Battalion Commander and CSM Torrey Vap, Battalion Command Sergeant Major in a private ceremony on Nov. 12.

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